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2019 Election Calendar

Annual/Special Town Meeting -  Monday, May , 2019 at 7PM Pine Grove School

Annual Town Election - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Noon to 8 PM
St. Mary’s Hall, 202 Main St., Rowley

  • Two 3-year term on the Board of Selectmen.
  • One 3-year term as Constable.
  • One 3-year term on the Board of Assessors.
  • One 5-year term on the Planning Board.
  • One 5-year term on the Housing Authority.
  • One 3-year term on the Municipal Light Board.
  • One 1-year unexpired term on the Municipal Light Board.
  • One 3-year term on the Water Board.
  • One 3-yeaar term on the Cemetery Commission.
  • One 3-year term on the Shellfish commission.
  • Three 3-year terms as Library Trustees.
  • One 1-year unexpired term as Library Trustees.
  • One 2-year unexpired term as Library Trustees.
  • Three 3-year terms on Triton School Committee. 
    (One each Rowley, Newbury and Salisbury)

Details and Deadlines:

  • Nomination Papers are available at the Town Clerk’s Office.
  • Any resident registered to vote in the Town of Rowley may run for office in Town Elections.
  • Nominations require a minimum of 33 registered voter signatures
  • Last day and Hour to obtain Nomination Papers is: Noon Friday, March 22nd
  • Last day and hour to submit Nomination Papers for certification is: Noon, Tuesday, March 26th
  • Last day and hour to register to vote in the Annual Town Election is: 8 PM, Tues., April 16th
  • Last day and hour to apply for an ATE Absentee Ballot is: Noon, Monday, May 13th

Election Notes:

  • Town Elections run from Noon to 8PM while State Elections (and Primaries) run from 7 AM to 8 PM
  • Per MGL 51:26 and 28, the last day and hour to register to vote in an election or to change party enrollment (for a primary) is 8PM on the twentieth day prior to said election date. In accordance with the law, the Rowley Town Clerk’s office will be open to accommodate this deadline. Please note it is also possible to register to vote online at but the 8PM deadline still holds.
  • Absentee Ballot applications are available at the Town Clerk’s Office or at
  • Absentee Ballots are available until noon on the day prior to the election/primary.
  • I assume EARLY VOTING will be offered again for the State Election. Early Voting is NOT available for Town Elections at this time.
  • Specimen Ballots for State or Town Elections, Annual or Special Town Meetings will be posted as soon as available.
  • To avoid confusion at the polls –check your voting status at or at the Town Clerk’s Office.


PO Box 275, 139 Main Street, Rowley, MA 01969
Board of Selectmen: 978-948-2372
Town Administrator: 978-948-2705

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